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  1. An evaluation of five protocols for surgical handwashing in relation to skin condition and microbial counts.

    Article - En anglais

    Five protocols for surgical handwashing (scrubbing) were evaluated for their efficiency of removal of micro-organisms and their drying effect on the skin.

    The scrubbing protocols tested were :

    • (1) an initial scrub of 5 min and consecutive scrubs of 3.5 min with chlorhexidine gluconate 4% (CHG-5) ;

    • (2) an initial scrub of 3 min and consecutive scrubs of 2.5 min with chlorhexidine gluconate 4% (CHG-3) ;

    • (3) an initial scrub of 3 min and consecutive scrubs of 2.5 min with povidone iodine 5% and triclosan 1% (PI-3) ;

    • (4) an initial scrub of 2 min with chlorhexidine gluconate 4% followed by a 30 s application of isopropanol 70% and chlorhexidine gluconate 0.5%, and a 30 s application of isopropanol 70% and chlorhexidine gluconate 0.5% for consecutive scrubs (IPA) ;

    • and (5) an initial scrub of 2 min with chlorhexidine gluconate 4% followed by a 30s application of ethanol 70% and chlorhexidine gluconate 0.5%, and a 30 s application of ethanol 70% and chlorhexidine gluconate 0.5% for consecutive scrubs (EA).

    A convenience sample of 23 operating theatre nurses completed each scrub protocol for one week in a randomized order.

    A week of normal work activities intervened between each protocol.

    Subjects were assessed before commencing and after completing the week of each protocol to determine changes in the microbial counts and skin condition of the hands. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Désinfection, Main, Préopératoire, Chlorhexidine, Antiseptique, Méthode, Triclosan, Etude comparative, Lavage, Chirurgien, Phénols, Chlore Composé organique, Chirurgie, Hygiène

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Disinfection, Hand, Preoperative, Chlorhexidine, Antiseptic, Method, Triclosan, Comparative study, Washing, Surgeon, Phenols, Chlorine Organic compounds, Surgery, Hygiene

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0313371

    Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 12/09/1997.